Status of Online Academic Exams

Last Updated on: April 13, 2021

The upcoming exam session is expected to begin in late May 2021 and may be spread out over a 2–3 month period. Exact dates will be communicated to candidates once determined. This means that the exam that you are registered for in the May 2021 session may take place in June, July, or August. Our exam team will ensure that the exact date of your exam is communicated to you as soon as possible so that you can make the appropriate arrangements.

Due to COVID-19, the May 2021 academic/technical exam session will be offered online using virtual proctoring in order to follow the recommendations made by public health officials. Exam offerings and schedules will be updated on this page frequently. We encourage you to check this page for status updates or changes.

Engineers and Geoscientists BC is partnering with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) to deliver the May 2021 exam session. We have contracted AssessBank and eProctor Canada as the exam platform and virtual proctor providers for this session’s examinations. Both AssessBank and eProctor Canada services and servers are hosted in Canada.

Confirmed Exam Topics for May 2021

Please refer to PEO’s Technical Exam Program for a list of technical exams that will be offered in the May 2021 session. Candidates will be notified once the schedule is finalized. Candidates are strongly encouraged to check back to this page for regular updates.

Important Exam Information

Please be advised, if your exam is open book, you may only use physical or printed copies of textbooks or notes. Digital copies of books or notes that requires the use of a digital device are strictly prohibited.

What to Expect with the Online Format

System Requirements

You are required to use a desktop computer or laptop with a webcam and stable high-speed internet connection to access the exam. Please review the system requirements to ensure that you are equipped to take the exam before your sitting date.

  • It is highly recommended that you conduct a Speed Test to ensure your internet speeds meet the requirements to complete your exam with eProctor Canada. eProctor network requirements are: 2.5 Mbps minimum upload speeds and 2.5 Mbps minimum download speeds.
  • Ensure that you are using a modern browser (Chrome or Firefox preferred).
  • Operating system minimum requirements:
    • Windows: Windows 7 or later; or
    • Mac: OS X 10.9 or later.

Prior to the Day of Your Exam

Prior to the scheduled exam day:

  • Ensure that you can access the AssessBank testing platform.
  • Book your virtual proctoring with eProctor Canada. Although you may be registered for an exam with your respective regulator, you must book a time slot with eProctor Canada to be able to connect with a live proctor on the day of your exam.

More information and instructions can be found in the Candidate Guide for Online Technical Exams.

On the Day of your Exam

Candidates are expected to log in through the eProctor Canada application at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled time. This allows time to address any system or internet connectivity issues (if needed) and also allows proctors ample time to conduct the check-in process and review exam procedures.

Please review and closely follow the instructions in the Candidate Guide for Online Technical Exams.

Exam Conduct

While the examinations are conducted electronically, please be aware that the Examination Misconduct Policy (for Engineers and Geoscientists BC candidates) as well as equivalent policies under APEGA and PEO are still applicable and enforced. Please take the time to review the attached policy prior to your exam.

Questions?

If you have questions regarding the academic/technical exam sessions, please contact your respective regulator:

Partnering Body Email
Engineers and Geoscientists BC [email protected]
APEGA [email protected]
PEO [email protected]